Songs of the Season Concert

December 1, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – On Friday, Dec. 2, the School of Music will host Songs of the Season, a holiday concert/musicale. The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 Park St., Bloomington).

The concert will be held in memory of Dr. C. Lawrence Campbell, the Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Piano at IWU, who passed away this summer.

Performers will include the male a capella group, Suspended; the female a capella group, Touch of Class; the Men of Phi Mu Alpha and the ladies of Sigma Alpha Iota, as well as others.

A raffle for two hand-carved items by Roger Garrett will take place and Dr. Campbell’s CD Concerts (1987-2005) will be available for a minimum donation of $5. All proceeds will go toward the Lawrence Campbell Memorial Fund, which will support the purchase of a concert grand piano for Westbrook Auditorium in the late professor’s honor.

A professor of music, piano, piano pedagogy and literature, Dr. Campbell was a member of the Illinois Wesleyan faculty since 1978. He was named to the Fern Rosetta Sherff Professorship in 1998, honoring his distinguished teaching, research and service to the University. He passed away on July 25, 2011.

For more information on the event, contact the School of Music Office at (309) 556-3061.  

Contact: Kristin Fields, ’12, (309) 556-3181,